Chad and Stephanie (Messer) McAllister announce the birth of Maelie Joyelle, who was born Dec. 12, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Ill. She weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches long. She and her parents and brothers Marek, 4, and Madden, 2, live in Chatham, Ill. Grandparents are Tom and Ruth McAllister of Crawfordsville, and Gene and Darla Messer of Wayland. Great-grandparents are Wilma McAllister of Crawfordsville, Clarence and Dorothy Wenger, and Betty Messer of Wayland.
Ryan and Natalie (Messer) Duffie of Mt. Pleasant are the parents of Brandt Nolan who was born at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City on Dec. 18, 2013. He weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces. He was welcomed home by brother Hayden, 2. Grandparents are Lenus and Barb Duffie of LaHarpe, Ill., and Gene and Darla Messer of Wayland. Great-grandparents are Clarence and Dorothy Wenger and Betty Messer of Wayland.